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Fit For the Post-Pandemic Future: Driving Employee Engagement Through an Intergenerational Lens

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid work arrangements have become the norm globally for organizations across industries. Locally, a strong majority of Singapore companies (78%) are leaning towards maintaining a hybrid schedule, according to recent data from Milieu Insight. At the same time, employees are far less enthusiastic about going all-in on one work environment, with only 12% prefer working from the office all the time and only 10% wanting to work remotely full-time.

Fit For the Post-Pandemic Future: Driving Employee Engagement Through an Intergenerational Lens

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid work arrangements have become the norm globally for organizations across industries. Locally, a strong majority of Singapore companies (78%) are leaning towards maintaining a hybrid schedule, according to recent data from Milieu Insight. At the same time, employees are far less enthusiastic about going all-in on one work environment, with only 12% prefer working from the office all the time and only 10% wanting to work remotely full-time.

Building resilience for the new normal

The current global pandemic serves as a sobering reminder for organisations to assume unexpected disruptions can occur anytime and plan accordingly. When the World Health Organisation first declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic, merely 12% of organisations believed their businesses were highly prepared for the impact of the virus. As the outbreak unfolds, organisations that neglected the emerging risks were caught unprepared and hit with a hard lesson, as they find themselves playing catch up and losing ground to companies that were better prepared.

Why Hong Kong needs a corporate wellness paradigm shift now

By mid-June of 2021, more than 2.4 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered to populations in 180 countries, according to data collected by Bloomberg. While that may be encouraging news on its face, a return to ‘business as usual’ remains a distant and uncertain prospect; though COVID transmission rates are down in some countries, they have skyrocketed in others, causing yet more rounds of lockdowns and bringing economic activity to a virtual halt.

Using technology and culture to build employee engagement

Employee engagement and wellness is key to ensuring employers thrive, and that technology has a major role to play